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Social Interventions Needed to Aid Non-Custodial Sentencing Policy, CJ

The Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana, Her Ladyship Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo has advocated the linkage of various social interventions and reforms to support the alternative sentencing policy so as to make its implementation effective and efficient.    

Speaking at a conference on how to consolidate efforts to enrich the zero draft Non-Custodial Sentencing Bill, she noted that, “there are all forms of social interventions that we must now also connect as a nation because if we don’t do so for the whole activity and you leave bits, they would continue to harm and draw down the effectiveness of what you want to do…’’.

The Chief Justice highlighted some reforms undertaken by the Judicial Service of Ghana. She cited the use of technology in the justice delivery system, which has culminated into the introduction of the e-justice project, currently being piloted at the Law Court Complex and the established prison court at the Nsawam Prisons.

Her Ladyship the Chief Justice congratulated POS Foundation lead conference organisers, for the visionary initiative of encouraging more social and grass root-based participation in ensuring that efforts are consolidated to enrich the zero draft Non-Custodial Sentencing Bill.


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